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Anthony named to state hall of fame Legendary Pickens High School volleyball coach Peggy Anthony was honored on Sunday with More »

Liberty residents concerned by proposed development

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com LIBERTY — Residents of a Liberty neighborhood are concerned about a proposed new development More »

County players sign with colleges

COUNTY — Pickens County is well known for producing top players on the gridiron. Notables like Rudy Hayes, Stanley Morgan More »

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Living Legend

Anthony named to state hall of fame

Legendary Pickens High School volleyball coach Peggy Anthony was honored on Sunday with an induction into the S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Hall of Fame. The 14th person inducted into the hall of fame, Anthony was pinned by 2017 inductee Sherry Haithcock, who coached alongside Anthony at PHS and also coached at Daniel High before serving as a longtime coach and athletic director at Liberty High. In addition to stints coaching basketball, track and cheerleading, Anthony was the head coach of the Lady Blue Flame volleyball coach for 26 years, leading Pickens to nine state championships and earning 18 region coach of the year honors, as well as three state coach of the year awards. Photos courtesy Nikki Anthony

 

Germany trip draws questions

County councilmen, other officials travel to Europe

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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PICKENS — A recent trip to Germany involving two Pickens County Council members, their wives and staff has drawn questions from local residents — as well as another member of council.

According to an itinerary obtained from county spokeswoman Sharon Johnson, council chairman Roy Costner and his wife Angela, vice chairman Chris Bowers and his wife Ashley, Alliance Pickens executive director Ray Farley, county attorney

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Liberty residents concerned by proposed development

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — Residents of a Liberty neighborhood are concerned about a proposed new development — and the speed with which the proposal appears to be moving through official channels.

“Our goal is to get (Liberty City Council) to slow down,” resident Daniel Graybeal said. “They need to back off a little bit, get all the information.”

Prestwick Development Company, an Atlanta-based firm, specializes in using state housing grants to develop apartments, Graybeal said. Residents of the two-building, 48-unit development will have an income cap of

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Easley man dies days after wreck

EASLEY — An 88-year-old Easley man died last week at Greenville Memorial Hospital nearly a week after being injured in a single-car wreck.

Willie Crumpton, of 139 Margaret St., died of a head injury on Feb. 13 at the hospital, according to Pickens County coroner

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Official warns residents of jury duty scam

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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COUNTY — Pickens County clerk of court Pat Welborn is warning residents about phone scammers.

“There is somebody that’s calling people up on the phone and stating that they’ve missed a court date for jury duty,” Welborn said Monday. “They’re telling people that they need to send in money to stop the bench warrant process.”

Pickens County spokeswoman Sharon Johnson said residents are getting calls from (864) 810-4527 with an automated message that tells them if they don’t send money, they’ll go to jail. She said Welborn believes the scam stems from a story in local media a few months ago about the

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County players sign with colleges

COUNTY — Pickens County is well known for producing top players on the gridiron. Notables like Rudy Hayes, Stanley Morgan and Tron Jackson, along with current NFL standouts Jarvis Jenkins, DeShawn Williams, Shaq Lawson and Deandre Hopkins all played their high school ball right here in Pickens County.

On National Signing Day Feb. 7, the next group of

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Daniel celebrates seven athletes on signing day

By Alex Maminakis
Courtesy The Journal

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CENTRAL — In front of a packed gym at Daniel High School on Feb. 7, seven student-athletes announced their final decisions on where they’ll attend college.

Erica Chapman will play softball at Limestone, Carter Fricks will play baseball at Toccoa Falls College, John Martin will play soccer at Clemson, Palmer Story will play football at The Citadel, Drew Swinney and Jake Venables will play football at Clemson and Katie Whitfield will play golf at Bowling Green.

Venables and Whitfield signed their letters of intent in December and

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LHS wrestlers advance to 2A state tournament

LIBERTY — The Liberty High School wrestling team had four upper state champions and seven people advancing to the state tournament in Anderson.

Upper state champions during last weekend’s action were Jacob Rogers, Cole Murphy, Lucas Bates and Hunter Powell.

Runner-ups in their weight classes were Jack Brissey and Noah Kelly. McKinnon Stewart also advanced to the tournament, placing fourth in his weight class.

The tournament will run Friday evening and all day Saturday at the Anderson Civic Center. Additionally, the Red Devils finished the season as Class 2A upper state champions and state runners-up, losing a close match to Bamberg on Feb. 10.

 

Annual Central Railroad Festival set for April 28

CENTRAL — The town of Central will hold its annual Railroad Festival on April 28, and officials say those planning to attend won’t lack for activities to keep them entertained.

Festival spokesman Ed Welch said the 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. event will feature free entertainment for all ages, including oldies, rock, jazz and bluegrass music. The main stage will feature the Southern Wesleyan University Jazz Band, Daniel High School Jazz Band, Thermonuclear Rodeo, Sweet Potato Pie Kids, Jack Roper and the Weatherman Band and the Flying

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Sweet Potato Pie Kids to play at Hagood Community Center

PICKENS — This Saturday, Feb. 24, the Sweet Potato Pie Kids, will perform at Hagood Community Center Auditorium (aka the Pickens Senior Center) at 7 p.m. The cost of a ticket is $5 at the door.

Sweet Potato Pie Kids are the performing band for the Young Appalachian Musicians.

Currently, there are more than 300 kids in the after-school program in Pickens County, in 12 different school programs, as well as in evening

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